Period
to 30 October 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for WebSphere skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WebSphere over the 6 months to 30 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

IBM WebSphere
UK > England
6 months to
30 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 344 464 335
Rank change year-on-year +120 -129 -43
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 147 345 759
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.52% 0.45% 0.80%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.60% 2.98% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 165 552
Median daily rate £450 £488 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% -2.50% +1.52%
10th Percentile £350 £400 £373
90th Percentile £577 £688 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £480 £500
% change year-on-year -6.25% -4.00% +10.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 0 5
Median hourly rate £35.00 - £33.08
UK median hourly rate £35.00 - £33.08

WebSphere is in the Application Platforms category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 4,078 11,584 15,938
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.55% 14.96% 16.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,541 7,588 10,534
Median daily rate £463 £463 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -0.54% +3.33%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £275
90th Percentile £663 £638 £631
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +2.22% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 266 375
Median hourly rate £31.50 £20.86 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.01% -5.18% +10.00%
10th Percentile £13.01 £10.90 £12.30
90th Percentile £58.74 £53.75 £49.50
Median hourly rate £34.50 £21.50 £21.75
% change year-on-year +60.47% -1.15% +8.75%

WebSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing WebSphere as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for WebSphere in England

WebSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing WebSphere in England.

Daily rate trend for WebSphere in England

WebSphere
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing WebSphere in England over the 6 months to 30 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for WebSphere in England

WebSphere
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing WebSphere in England.

Hourly rate trend for WebSphere in England

WebSphere
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing WebSphere in England over the 6 months to 30 October 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for WebSphere in England

WebSphere
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere within the England region over the 6 months to 30 October 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +132 70 £450 -10.00% 18
South East +152 33 £450 - 4
North of England +103 22 £363 -27.50% 8
North West +83 18 £360 -24.21% 5
Midlands +90 11 £350 -33.33% 1
East Midlands +55 8 - -
Yorkshire +73 4 £500 +5.26% 3
East of England +32 3 - - 4
South West +92 1 - -
West Midlands +62 1 £288 -45.24% 1
WebSphere
UK

For the 6 months to 30 October 2020, IT contractor jobs citing WebSphere also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for WebSphere.

1 62 (42.18%) Java
2 61 (41.50%) IBM
3 55 (37.41%) Oracle
4 50 (34.01%) SQL
4 50 (34.01%) WebSphere Application Server
5 46 (31.29%) Linux
6 40 (27.21%) Middleware
7 38 (25.85%) Web Services
8 34 (23.13%) Spring
9 32 (21.77%) Agile Software Development
9 32 (21.77%) XML
9 32 (21.77%) JBoss
10 31 (21.09%) Migration
11 29 (19.73%) J2EE
11 29 (19.73%) Red Hat
11 29 (19.73%) Security Cleared
12 28 (19.05%) Jenkins
12 28 (19.05%) WebSphere MQ
12 28 (19.05%) JavaScript
12 28 (19.05%) SOAP
12 28 (19.05%) Tomcat
13 27 (18.37%) HTTP
13 27 (18.37%) SC Cleared
13 27 (18.37%) Git (software)
14 26 (17.69%) Continuous Integration
14 26 (17.69%) Unix
15 25 (17.01%) IBM Integration Bus
16 24 (16.33%) Apache
17 22 (14.97%) Shell Script
17 22 (14.97%) RESTful

WebSphere
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 50 (34.01%) WebSphere Application Server
2 32 (21.77%) JBoss
3 28 (19.05%) Tomcat
4 24 (16.33%) Apache
5 18 (12.24%) WebLogic
6 10 (6.80%) Apache Geronimo
6 10 (6.80%) Apache TomEE
7 8 (5.44%) Confluence
7 8 (5.44%) MQSeries
8 7 (4.76%) Apache ServiceMix
8 7 (4.76%) BizTalk Server
8 7 (4.76%) IBM HTTP Server
8 7 (4.76%) Red Hat Fuse
9 6 (4.08%) IIS
9 6 (4.08%) NetWeaver
10 5 (3.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 4 (2.72%) IBM Transformation Extender
11 4 (2.72%) Tuxedo
12 3 (2.04%) nginx
13 2 (1.36%) Jetty
Applications
1 1 (0.68%) InVision
1 1 (0.68%) Photoshop
1 1 (0.68%) Sketch
1 1 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
1 1 (0.68%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 18 (12.24%) Maximo
2 3 (2.04%) SunGard Martini
3 1 (0.68%) Magento
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 15 (10.20%) AWS
2 14 (9.52%) Azure
2 14 (9.52%) Boomi
3 10 (6.80%) GitHub
4 8 (5.44%) Apigee
5 7 (4.76%) GCP
6 6 (4.08%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 6 (4.08%) IaaS
6 6 (4.08%) Office 365
6 6 (4.08%) PaaS
6 6 (4.08%) SaaS
7 4 (2.72%) OpenShift
8 2 (1.36%) Akamai
8 2 (1.36%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (1.36%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.68%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 27 (18.37%) HTTP
2 10 (6.80%) DNS
3 9 (6.12%) DHCP
3 9 (6.12%) Firewall
3 9 (6.12%) VPN
4 8 (5.44%) TCP/IP
5 7 (4.76%) SSL
6 6 (4.08%) FTP
6 6 (4.08%) MPLS
6 6 (4.08%) PBX
6 6 (4.08%) Skype
6 6 (4.08%) VoIP
6 6 (4.08%) WAN
6 6 (4.08%) Wireless
7 3 (2.04%) SSH
8 2 (1.36%) HTTPS
8 2 (1.36%) IPsec
8 2 (1.36%) Network Security
8 2 (1.36%) VSAN
9 1 (0.68%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.84%) DB2
1 13 (8.84%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.48%) MySQL
3 7 (4.76%) Relational Database
4 6 (4.08%) Azure SQL Database
4 6 (4.08%) Cosmos DB
4 6 (4.08%) SAP HANA
5 3 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.68%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.68%) SAP Data Services
6 1 (0.68%) Sybase IQ
Development Applications
1 28 (19.05%) Jenkins
2 27 (18.37%) Git (software)
3 18 (12.24%) JUnit
4 15 (10.20%) Maven
5 13 (8.84%) Subversion
6 12 (8.16%) Ant
6 12 (8.16%) Gradle
7 11 (7.48%) SonarQube
8 10 (6.80%) JIRA
9 8 (5.44%) JMeter
9 8 (5.44%) Mockito
10 7 (4.76%) SoapUI
11 6 (4.08%) git-flow
12 5 (3.40%) Bitbucket
13 3 (2.04%) Eclipse
13 3 (2.04%) Sonatype Nexus
14 2 (1.36%) Cucumber
14 2 (1.36%) Grunt
14 2 (1.36%) Travis CI
15 1 (0.68%) MSBuild
General
1 19 (12.93%) Finance
2 10 (6.80%) Banking
3 9 (6.12%) Games
4 8 (5.44%) Marketing
4 8 (5.44%) Public Sector
5 7 (4.76%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (2.72%) Retail
7 2 (1.36%) French Language
7 2 (1.36%) Front Office
8 1 (0.68%) Back Office
8 1 (0.68%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.68%) Legal
8 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 59 (40.14%) Developer
2 20 (13.61%) Java Developer
3 15 (10.20%) Maximo Developer
4 14 (9.52%) Consultant
5 13 (8.84%) Architect
5 13 (8.84%) WebSphere Developer
6 11 (7.48%) Administrator
7 10 (6.80%) WebSphere Specialist
8 8 (5.44%) Applications Specialist
8 8 (5.44%) Server Specialist
8 8 (5.44%) WebSphere Server Specialist
9 7 (4.76%) Senior Consultant
10 6 (4.08%) Analyst
10 6 (4.08%) Middleware Consultant
11 5 (3.40%) DevOps Consultant
11 5 (3.40%) Infrastructure Architect
11 5 (3.40%) Integration Architect
11 5 (3.40%) Integration Developer
12 4 (2.72%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 4 (2.72%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (27.21%) Middleware
2 38 (25.85%) Web Services
3 34 (23.13%) Spring
4 32 (21.77%) XML
5 29 (19.73%) J2EE
6 28 (19.05%) SOAP
6 28 (19.05%) WebSphere MQ
7 25 (17.01%) IBM Integration Bus
8 22 (14.97%) RESTful
9 21 (14.29%) JSON
10 20 (13.61%) HTML
10 20 (13.61%) REST
11 18 (12.24%) CSS
12 12 (8.16%) Struts
13 11 (7.48%) Apache Camel
14 10 (6.80%) Ajax
14 10 (6.80%) JSP
15 9 (6.12%) jQuery
15 9 (6.12%) Oracle Fusion
15 9 (6.12%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.48%) DataPower
2 9 (6.12%) Data Structures
2 9 (6.12%) Mobile App
3 8 (5.44%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.44%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (5.44%) Mobile Payment
3 8 (5.44%) PKI
4 6 (4.08%) Public Cloud
4 6 (4.08%) User Experience
5 5 (3.40%) Clustering
6 4 (2.72%) Mainframe
7 3 (2.04%) Smart Meter
8 2 (1.36%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.36%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.36%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.36%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.68%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.68%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.68%) LPAR
9 1 (0.68%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 46 (31.29%) Linux
2 26 (17.69%) Unix
3 20 (13.61%) Windows
4 19 (12.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (8.16%) Windows Server
6 8 (5.44%) AIX
7 3 (2.04%) Oracle Linux
7 3 (2.04%) Windows Server 2019
7 3 (2.04%) zOS
8 2 (1.36%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.68%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.68%) Solaris
9 1 (0.68%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (21.77%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (21.09%) Migration
3 26 (17.69%) Continuous Integration
4 20 (13.61%) Open Source
5 18 (12.24%) DevOps
6 17 (11.56%) E-Commerce
7 16 (10.88%) Data Modelling
8 15 (10.20%) Microservices
8 15 (10.20%) SDLC
9 14 (9.52%) High Availability
10 13 (8.84%) Problem-Solving
11 12 (8.16%) Thought Leadership
11 12 (8.16%) Unit Testing
12 11 (7.48%) Analytics
12 11 (7.48%) API Development
12 11 (7.48%) Computer Science
12 11 (7.48%) MVC
12 11 (7.48%) TOGAF
13 9 (6.12%) Scrum
13 9 (6.12%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 62 (42.18%) Java
2 50 (34.01%) SQL
3 28 (19.05%) JavaScript
4 22 (14.97%) Shell Script
5 18 (12.24%) PL/SQL
6 12 (8.16%) Bash Shell
7 9 (6.12%) Kotlin
8 7 (4.76%) Python
9 6 (4.08%) C++
9 6 (4.08%) Perl
10 5 (3.40%) Java 8
11 4 (2.72%) Groovy
12 2 (1.36%) C#
12 2 (1.36%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.36%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.68%) ES6
13 1 (0.68%) Ruby
13 1 (0.68%) VBA
13 1 (0.68%) XPath
Qualifications
1 29 (19.73%) Security Cleared
2 27 (18.37%) SC Cleared
3 12 (8.16%) Degree
4 5 (3.40%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (2.04%) CISSP
6 1 (0.68%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.68%) IBM Certification
6 1 (0.68%) OCPJP
6 1 (0.68%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.76%) COBIT
2 6 (4.08%) GDPR
2 6 (4.08%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.04%) QA
4 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.68%) NIST
System Software
1 10 (6.80%) Active Directory
2 9 (6.12%) Docker
3 5 (3.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.36%) Xen
6 1 (0.68%) NFS
6 1 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 13 (8.84%) Kubernetes
2 8 (5.44%) Ansible
3 5 (3.40%) Puppet
4 4 (2.72%) HAProxy
5 3 (2.04%) Nagios
5 3 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (2.04%) Terraform
6 1 (0.68%) Control-M
6 1 (0.68%) vMotion
Vendors
1 61 (41.50%) IBM
2 55 (37.41%) Oracle
3 29 (19.73%) Red Hat
4 15 (10.20%) MuleSoft
5 14 (9.52%) Talend
5 14 (9.52%) TIBCO
6 13 (8.84%) webMethods
7 12 (8.16%) Dell
8 9 (6.12%) Microsoft
9 8 (5.44%) Axway
9 8 (5.44%) Cisco
10 7 (4.76%) Atlassian
10 7 (4.76%) Fiorano
10 7 (4.76%) Jitterbit
10 7 (4.76%) SAP
10 7 (4.76%) VMware
11 6 (4.08%) Citrix
11 6 (4.08%) Sybase
12 5 (3.40%) Google
13 4 (2.72%) CA